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Blue in the Face

May
2012
21

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Do you ever feel like you talk to your kids till you’re blue in the face? (Meaning of that phrase:  “You keep saying the same thing again and again, but no one listens to you.”) Mothers are often accused of talking too much.  I hate to admit this, but it was true of me.  I […]

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  My daughter remembers that when she was a child, I often walked around the house singing:  “All I want is a room somewhere – Far away from the cold night air – With one enormous chair – Oh, wouldn’t it be lovely!” Then there were the parts of that song about “lots of choc’lates […]

Aliveness!

May
2012
11

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  On many days after I had worked at my school counselor job all day and then picked up my kids from day care, taken them to sports practice, shopped for food, cooked dinner, listen to sibling squabbles, done yard work, cleaned house, bathed the younger kids, etc. etc. etc.  I would be so tired that […]

Memorable Moments

May
2012
02

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  Every year at birthdays I would decorate the round oak table in the kitchen with crepe paper streamers spiraling out in all directions from the light fixture above with the other ends of the streamers taped to the walls.  A bunch of balloons and a hand-made Happy Birthday sign were hung in the center and birthday presents and cake were arranged on the […]